FT 17 Hugh Mason

FT17 Hugh Mason

Completed the Course Evaluation!


  1. What was the one thing you enjoyed most about this class?
    • Interaction with students and flexibility during this semester.
  2. What was the one thing you least enjoyed about this class?
    • I’m not much of a essay writer or blogger so I could do without that.
  3. If you completed your essay or blog, then what are your thoughts? Did you enjoy writing it? Please explain?
    • I have not written my blog writing was never my strong suite.
  4. Did you enjoy your topic? Did it help transfer knowledge from the topic itself to the concepts you were learning in class?
    • Enjoyed reading about it now just to put it down on paper.
  5. What was your favorite program to use in this course?
    • I did enjoy thortspace, I enjoyed most of the programs presented in this course
  6. What was your least favorite program?
    • Pletica, it is much easier to use and I see it benefits but it not for me.
  7. Which student blog or essay did you enjoy reading the most?
    • Platt blog ”Aerobic Training vs Anaerobic Output”
  8. Was it a huge relief not having to take tests or would you have preferred taking tests?
    • Huge relief we covered a lot of information and programs but not sure blog or essay is much better. (I guess I will never be happy lol)
  9. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how confusing was this class?
    • 7
  10. If you had to do it all over again, would you still have taken this course?
    • Yes, I did enjoy this course, wish it had not been during a pandemic
  11. What is one thing you definitely learned while taking this class?
    • Don’t let unfamiliarity make you overwhelmed it is never as bad as it seems.
  12. What is one thing you plan to immediately forget once this class is over?
    • Covid-19 hope it is over by May 15th I know wishful thinking.
  13. Do you agree with Dr. Schwandt’s Swarm Learning methodology? Please explain.
    • Yes, I do agree but it is not for everyone, I was really stretched in this class and I feel that is good.
  14. In your own words, what is Swarm Learning?
    • Jump in and keep your head above water and you will do fine.
  15. If you were a teacher, would you use Swarm Learning in your class?
    • I probably would not; it seems like a lot of work on the teacher part.
  16. Would you take another class with Dr. Schwandt as the professor?
    • Yes, if there was a guarantee of no life changing world event during the class.
  17. How can the Facebook Group be improved?
    • I can’t think of anything, enjoyed what has been posted
  18. Are you more comfortable with ambiguity than when the class first started?
    • Yes, it took some time and sometimes more than I liked but it was good.
  19. If you had to retake the NFCC survey, how would you score?
    • I think it might be the same, but not for sure I have learned a lot through this semester both inside and outside the class.
  20. Last semester was the first class to receive How-To video’s… how would you have reacted without them for this class?
    • The videos were very helpful and unproved throughout the semester.
  21. Did it help not having to complete the last few assignments so that you could focus on your essay or blog? Please explain.
    • Yes, as you can see im still not done with my blog so it is a big help
  22. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how would you rate this class?
    • 7
  23. In your opinion, should other professors try to use and mimic Swarm Learning?
    • If they do I don’t think I could take two courses like this at the same time.
  24. What changes did you see during the progression of this class?
    • How to video improved,
  25. What is one change you would immediately implement in this class?
    • Not so many different websites/fb to go to post assignments.
  26. Would you recommend this class to another student? Please explain.
    • Yes, It was an informative course and instructor was defiantly involved in the class thoughts and opinions
  27. What would you tell someone interested in taking a class with Dr. Schwandt using Swarm Learning?
    • Don’t judge a course by its syllabus.
  28. Was this class as difficult as you initially thought?
    • No, still challenging but not as difficult
  29. What are your final thoughts about this class?
    • Thanks for a great Semester.
  30. Have you completed the Semester Survey?
    • Yes I have.


KT10 Hugh Mason

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(Completed Survey Monkey)

What is hypothesis testing? Provide examples in health promotion.

  • Testing a hypothesis by comparing it with the data’s hypothesis. A test used to determine whether the hypothesis assumed for the sample of data stands true for the entire population or not.
  • Eating a well balance diet of healthy food and daily exercise helps with a more energized day.

What are Type I and Type II errors? Provide examples.

  • A Type 1 error is also known as a false positive and occurs when a researcher incorrectly rejects a true null hypothesis. This means that your report that your findings are significant when in fact they have occurred by chance.
    • When a doctor is unsure of so goes what he feels is the right diagnoses and ends up doing an unnecessary procedure.
  • A Type II error is also known as a false negative and occurs when a researcher fails to reject a null hypothesis which is really false. Here a researcher concludes there is not a significant effect, when actually there really is.
    • My dad was told he had cancer in the bottom of his lung and needed to remove half of his lung and went to Mayo for a second opinion and it was not cancer but just bacterial infection in his lungs.

What is a One and two-tailed test? Provide examples.

  • A one-tailed test is appropriate if the estimated value may depart from the reference value in only one direction, left or right, but not both.
    • If a diet helps more than 1% of patrons.
  • A two-tailed test is appropriate if the estimated value is greater or less than a certain range of values,
    • If patrons may score above or below the suggested weight loss or gain.

What are the steps in hypothesis testing?

  • Hypothesis Testing Step 1: State the Hypotheses
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 2: State other Hypotheses.
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 3: Set Type I or Type II Assess the Evidence
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 4: Collect Data, Check Conditions, and Summarize Data
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 5: Assess the Evidence
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 6: Interpret the results
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 7: Make a conclusion

What is 5-Why? Provide examples in health promotion.

  • When “Why” is ask 5 times to help figure out a solution to a problem.
    • Why – Do I why do I want to diet?
    • Why – Did I choose this diet?
    • Why – am I going to make this diet a lifestyle change?
    • Why – do I want to lose weight?
    • Why – will I need motivation to accomplish this diet?

What is TRIZ and how can you use the tools discussed in this presentation?

  • TRIZ is a problem-solving philosophy based on logic, data and research, rather than on intuition.

What is conceptual thinking? And what is the difference between an idea and a concept?

  • The ability to analyze hypothetical situations or abstract concepts to compile insight.
    • Idea- to a plan formed by mental effort.
    • Concept – is a plan by procedure or structure.

What are the components of a function analysis and a function map?

  • Mapping A function is a special type of relation in which each element of the domain is paired with exactly one element in the range. A mapping shows how the elements are paired. It’s like a flow chart for a function, showing the input and output values.

Build a Function Analysis and Function Map for this class (Swarm Learning).


FT8-Hugh Mason

Completed Survey

  1. What are your thoughts on the structure of this class? Have they changed since your last Feedback Trail (FT4)?
  • Structure keeps me on my toes and always learning new ways of doing homework. Still a little hesitant on maps.
  1. What has been the biggest challenge for you in this class?
    • Probably the different ways of the homework is assigned, I don’t think I have missed something but sometimes I feel I have.
  2. Walk me through your thoughts since FT4?
    • The swarm and pletica to me seems to be overwhelming at first look so I try not to look at all of it at once.
  3. What were your thoughts on KT6?
    • When it broken down it seems to a little easier to understand.
  4. What were your thoughts on EM7?
  5. What are your thoughts on your essay/blog topic and the other topics?
  • There was a lot of information given on this and more rabbit trails to follow on this assignment. The helpful essay and blog website were useful expect for the one I could open, but you addressed that issue in the video for this one.
  1. What are your thoughts on this assignment (FT8)?
    • Like the feedback assignment this helps me go back and think about all I have learned and struggles with.
  2. What did you think of the Why, What, How method?
    • Why, What, How method is a great method that is very important in our lives today. It should be something we use in more areas of our live that is for sure.
  3. What did you think of the Feedback Loop presentation?
    • Not a fan or I should say it was not something that I found very interesting.
  4. Do you plan on writing a blog instead of an essay? If so, why? If not, why not?
    • I plan on writing a blog of an essay. I feel like with a blog I have a little more freedom and it will hopefully be a little less stressful. I’m not a big fan of writing anything so either way it will be a struggle.

Class Structure Questions

  1. Do you understand the concept of a complex adaptive syllabus? Please explain what you think it is?
    • Complex syllabus- is more direct is more defined
    • Adaptive Syllabus- is more difficult to achieve.
  2. Would a syllabus in the form of a Wiki work for this class? If yes, why? If no, why not?
    • I think Wiki would work for this because of the class structure and kind of free range course.
  3. What are your thoughts on the How-To Video’s? What can I do to improve them?
    • I like the how to videos, it has helped me be able to complete my assignments. Maybe shorter videos or not all the information in one. (just brain storming not really sure if I would like that.)

Textbook and Other Resources Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on the required textbook?
    • Not a fan of the textbook still think there is enough information in the class itself that book seems to be an afterthought.
  2. What would you like to see in a textbook for this class?
    • Less textbook… haha.
  3. Does the additional/free material provided help? If so, what has been your favorite so far?
    • Yes I do enjoy the free material provided; I really have like the deconstruction video except for the last one didn’t really enjoy politics videos.
  4. What has been your least favorite?
    • Politics videos are a no go for me.

SL Facebook Group Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on the FB Group?
    • I like the FB Group wish I got on it more. I kind of gave up on Social media and really now trying to stay away from it.
  2. What would you like to see in the FB Group?
    • I like the way it is right now. I don’t plan to much time on it.

Assignment Rules Format

  1. What are your thoughts on using Medium to present the assignment rules?
    • I like the concept, just still feeling a little to overwhelm by all the different types of methods being used. I know change it good, but maybe not so much in this short of time.
  2. What are the pros and cons of using Medium for this?
    • Con- cost and their party sharing
    • Pros- storytelling instructions.
  3. What are your thoughts on using Plectica (like this assignment) to present assignment rules?
    • I wish I had a bigger screen/monitor to able to view a little more of the information.
  4. What are the pros and cons of using Plectica for this?
    • Pros- easy to follow and a kind of attention grabbing.
    • Cons- new, and can be overwhelming.
  5. What is a better way to present the assignment rules (both in format and mechanism (i.e. Medium, Plectica))?
    • I think sticking to one or the other constancy is Key. Plectica is more I’m leaning it towards because I used it more.

Program Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on Plectica?
    • Not really sure about if this something I will keep using or using it in the future education.
  2. Is Plectica getting easier to use? If not, why not?
    • Yes and No, I is easier now that I have used it but other methods I have used all my life seem to commonsense.
  3. Will you continue to use Plectica after you finish the course?
    • As of right now NO.
  4. What are your thoughts on com?
    • I like the resource.
  5. What are your thoughts on the Thesis Generator?
    • Thesis Generator is really helpful to me I would like to play around with it more.
  6. What are your thoughts on the Function Builder?
    • Little lost on this one it was a good resource but need more time to really sit down and mess around with it.

SurveyMonkey Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on my use of SurveyMonkey?
    • Feedback is good and I think it is helpful for this class.
  2. How can I improve them?
    • Like it not sure of improvements.

Assignment Questions

  1. Did you find any value in reading other student blogs? Did you find value in deconstructing their arguments?
    • I did like reading others blogs, gave incite on mine and somethings to change or go a different direction. I don’t really like deconstructing their arguments, silly I know but I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes.
  2. Did my presentation on how to write a blog help?
    • Yes it did, still not a 100% on it but will hopefully get there.


  1. Do you think the Swarm Learning method helps you understand the concepts better? If yes, why? If not, why not?
    • Yes, I believe it helps understand the concept better, by going step by step. Wish there could be more time spent on a few steps. And more time meaning more than a week.
  2. Are you actually learning the concepts? If not, why not?
    • I’m learning new concepts yes, being able to fully understand the concept no.
  3. What can I do to improve the course to assist you in learning the concepts better?
    • Spend more time on the concepts. I think in all we have learned this half of the semester could almost be a full semester if not ¾ of the semester and take the last part of the semester to go over it all.
  4. What is one question I am not asking, but should ask?
    • How much time did you spend on this assignment this week?


Other Questions

  1. What is one thing you absolutely love about this course?
    • Flexibility
  2. What is one thing you absolutely hate about this course?
    • So many good resources not enough time to explore dig into them.
  3. If you had to tell a student who is interested in taking this course, what is one thing you would tell them?
  • Keep your head up and don’t get discouraged it will all be alright.
  1. What do you expect to see as this class progresses?
  • That I will feel more comfortable in my writing of a blog.
  1. What are your thoughts on the class WordPress site? Also, what are the pros and cons for using it?
    • I like the class WordPress site, easy way to funnel things through
  • Con- another website another place to give information (wordpress,pletica,FB,FHSU,Blackboard…)
  • Pros, it is easy to use and pretty to move about.


  1. How would you describe Swarm Learning to someone?
    • Like the ugly duckling at first is not easy to look at but eventually it will turn into a easy on the eyes process. haha
  2. What is one word that comes to mind when you think of Swarm Learning?
    • Discombobulated


KT6: Hugh Mason

Rule #1

  1. Describe the four components of the psychomotor domain.
    • Play – Skill of sport
    • Motor – agility mobility.
    • Fitness – cardio, strength
    • Physical – balance form
  2. Select psychomotor tests that have been constructed properly.
    • Personality Test – Disc Assessment, published by Wiley, is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people’s behavioral differences.
  3. Describe the procedures for the construction of a psychomotor test.
    • Organize groups, explain the purpose, and review the instructions.
    • Demonstrate.
    • Administer test.
    • Posttest.
    • Score the test.
    • Interpret the results.
    • Develop a routine or program
  4. Describe the pre-testing, testing, and post-test responsibilities for the administration of psychomotor tests.
    • Pretest – is like a practice test
      •  Develop a test schedule- What days, how long, order of the tests
      • Create a list of equipment
      • Consider space – how you use the space
      • Avoid congestion
      •  Test layout  Have knowledge of the test
      •   purpose, administrative procedures, # of trials, how scored
      •  Standardize test instructions – test is completed the same way each time
      •  Groups – tested all at once, smaller groups
      • Test assistants – trained, same person administers test
  • Testing-
    • Organize group for instructions
    • Give test instructions – clear and simple
    • Demonstration with verbal directions
    • Administer test
  • Post-test –
    • Score all test items
    • Compare results to normative data, age & gender (ratings, percentiles, mean, low/high score)
    • Identify strengths and areas in need of improvement
    • Interpret test results


  1. As a test administrator, what things should you consider to assure the validity and reliability of the test you are using?
    • Data, age & gender (ratings, percentiles, mean, low/high score)

Rule #2

  1. Describe the shape of normal distributions.
    • The normal distribution is also called the Gaussian curve and the bell curve.
    • State 7 features of normal distributions.
    • Normal distributions are symmetric around their mean.
    • The mean, median, and mode of a normal distribution are equal.
    • The area under the normal curve is equal to 1.0.
    • Normal distributions are denser in the center and less dense in the tails.
    • Normal distributions are defined by two parameters, the mean (μ) and the standard deviation (σ).
    • 68% of the area of a normal distribution is within one standard deviation of the mean.
    • Approximately 95% of the area of a normal distribution is within two standard deviations of the mean.
  2. State the proportion of a normal distribution within 1 and within 2 standard deviations of the mean.
    • 68% is the means and 95% is the deviation of the means
  3. Answer the questions (show your answers in your Plectica map) for questions 1–6 at the bottom of Online Statbook C.
    • 1) 35 and 45 68% of the distribution is within one standard deviation of the mean. 40 + 5 = 45, 40 – 5 = 35
    • 2) 14 and 26 95% of the distribution is within 1.96 standard deviations of the mean. You can round 1.96 to 2 to approximate. 20 – 2(3) = 14, 20 + 2(3) = 26
    • 3) 0.8413 Use the “Calculate Area for a given X” calculator and enter Mean = 5, SD = 2, Above 3. You will get 0.8413.
    • 4) 116.15 Var = 100, so SD = 10. Use the “Calculate X for a given Area” calculator and enter Mean = 120, SD = 10, Shaded area = .35. Click below, and you will get 116.15.
    • 5) 43 Use the “Calculate X for a given Area” calculator and enter Mean = 38, SD = 6, Shaded area = .80. Click below, and you will get 43.05, meaning a score of 43.
    • 6)  78.7 Use the “Calculate Area for a given X” calculator and enter Mean = 38, SD = 6, Between 30 and 45. You will get 0.787, meaning 78.7%.

Rule #3

  1. Read the following Plectica Functions Presentation: Read
  2. Create your own Function (must post in your Plectica map) via Interactive Simulations for Science and Math at Phet https://phet.colorado.edu/ — go to “Math” then “Function Builder”.
  3. Answer the following questions in your map:
  4. What is a function?
    • A function can be anything at all that are elements of a set.
    • A function is simply the correlation of each element in one set to exactly the one element of another set.
  5. What is the purpose of a function?
    • To show the relationship between input and output.
  6. How can you apply a function in health and human performance or administration in healthcare?
    • You can test the result of two people with the same condition with two different remedies. See study the result and correlate each element.

Rule #4

  1. Read Cynefin and Complexity: A Gentle Introduction — Click here http://bit.ly/2vrwWuG


  1. What is “Context” and why is it important?
    • Context is how you get you info and it is important to form the most truthful and factual information. Cause once we categorize something it is very difficult to change your mind about it.
  2. What is meant by “Sense and Respond”?
    • The ability to respond to information without having all the detail.
  3. What does “Sense-Making” mean?
    • Making sense of a situation by filling in the gaps with your form of commonsense.
  4. What is the difference between “Emergence” and “Order”?
    • Order- the arrangement of disposition of people or things in retaliation to each other according to a particular sequence or pattern.
    • Relationship between cause and effect are unknown, unpredictable or not perceivable.
  5. What are the 3 Types of Systems?
    • Ordered System- tightly contains agent behavior.
    • Complex System- loosely constrains agent behavior
    • Chaotic Systems- imposes little or no constrains on agents.
  6. What is “Flow” and “Self-Organization”?
    • Distributed Cognitions, Autonomy, Dynamic Interaction, Simple “rules”, Locality and Ignorant.

Rule #5

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  1. What is standard deviation? And what are the steps to calculate it?
  • Measure of how spreads out numbers are.
  • Work out the Mean the simple average of the numbers, than subtract the Mean and square the result. Then work out the mean of those squared differences, than take the square root.
  1. What is standard deviation used for?
  • A number used to tell how measurements for a group are spread out from the average to find the means.
  1. What is the difference between measures of central tendency and measures of variation or spread?
  • Central Tendency- is measure of means medium or mode to provide the overall descriptions of information.
  • Variation/spread- is a measure of variability that on how far it is from the mean of equation.
  1. Read and map out the answer to the questions from Khan Academy Step-by-step interactive example for calculating standard deviation.
  • Done
  1. What is a criterion-referenced measurement?
  • Test measurement of people skills, knowledge, or abilities
  1. What is a norm-referenced measurement?
  • When you test people against other people to see what the average in that area like an IQ test
  1. What is Validity?
  • How well you can prove your research.
  1. What are factors affecting Validity?
  • Duration of the scale
  • Condition of the scoring
  • Characteristic of the scoring
  1. What is Reliability?
  • The quality of the information being giving how well you can trust the information presented.
  1. What are factors affecting Reliability?
  • Characteristic of the scoring
  • The objective of the scoring
  • The items of the scoring.
  1. What is Objectivity?
  • Objectivity- classify the various different types of measures by independent of the observer.
  1. What is the difference between Validity, Reliability, and Objectivity? Provide an example.
  • Validity- Is how well you can prove you information collected.
    • Testing If someone has a virus of bacterial sickness
  • Reliability- The quality of the information being giving how well you can trust the information presented.
    • If you test the same age group who all have been the given the same information and resources. Fitness test in PE class.
  • Objectivity- classify the various different types of measures by independent of the observers.
    • Testing on a home workout on a group of people doing it on their own without instruction of trainer.

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